South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Tickets at Computicket.

Droomkind, Die Storie van Josef, until May 4, tickets at Computicket.


Amamabazo, directed by Edmund Mlongo, pays tribute to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Tuesday and Wednesday R40, Thursday to Sunday R100. Performances Tuesdays to Saturdays 8pm and Sundays at 3pm Until May 11.


Exile, written and directed by Kgaogelo Tshabalala featuring Sello Zikalala, Motlatse Mafatshe, Zimkhitha Kumbaca and others, until May 4, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets R30 to R100 from Computicket.

Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783:

Tickets at Computicket or the Door.

Vreesloos Vroulik (Fearless Feminine) by Womentality, May 1 at 9am, R380.

Adam Tas, 8pm, R130/R140, May 1.

Vuur gevang in glas, Amanda Strydom, May 3 at 8pm, R140/R160.

The Best of 45 Years, Randall Wicomb, May 4 at 4pm, R130/R150.

Atterbury Theatre Wine Club (4) in collaboration with The Stellenbosch Wine Bar, 7pm, R130 each a night, May 5.

Acoustic Covers, DVD release, Kaleidoskoop, 8pm, May 9, R120/R140.

Dear Silence Thieves, album release, Dan Patlansky with opening act Stuart Reece, May 10, R140/R160.

Drie van die Bestes, special for Mother’s Day, 4pm, May 11, R160/R180.

Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:

Time Warp, until June 1, rock stars, Hollywood and Broadway collide. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, R160; Sundays at 2pm, R100.

Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th St and Thomas Edison St, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033/ 012 346 3474 or iSalon in Brooklyn.

Vivaldi & Villa Lobos Guitar Concerto with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra, May 9 at 8pm and May 11 at 3pm. Conductor Nic Nicolaidis, soloist Derek Gripper, concert master Christopher Evans. Tickets R265 to R300.

University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:

Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183 for more info:

Lunch Hour Concerts: Every Thursday at 12.40pm to 13.20pm, free entry. May 8 – University of Pretoria Camerata with conductor Michael Barrett.

Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Road, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710;

Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.

Doep is nie Dood Nie, Jannie du Toit concert, May 7 and 9. Music of Koos du Plessis, music by Clinton Zerf, Coenraad Rall and Susan Mouton.

Die Hart is Maar Net ‘n Pomp, with Johan Engelbrecht from the KKNK Festival, May 15.

Kate Mahony and Friends, featuring Stefan Louw, May 16 at 7.30pm, R100. Bookings: e-mail [email protected] or call Tracy 083 368 8901. Helene and Cobus Bester with full Band, May 17.

Laughing Chefs, 217 Soutpansberg Rd, Rietondale, Pretoria Moot, Esrida 072 511 4946./Maggie 082 823 7846:

Mother’s Day with Joshuana die Reen and Lizandra von Hogen, May 11, R300pp (including 4-course meal). Book as above.

Unisa Dr Miriam Makeba Theatre, Unisa Main Campus:

Lunch Hour Concert: Mannetjies Roux meets Bach. Trio with a Twist, Friday May 2 at 1pm Featuring Bridget Rennie Salonen (flute), Lizzie Rennie (viola) and Janine Neethling (piano). Entry is free, but limited seats available.

ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:

Unisa Wind Ensemble and Unisa Music Foundations Symphony Orchestra will be performing Sunday May 4 at 4pm. The Wind ensemble consists of young musicians from poor communities, the Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Bryan Schimmel. Tickets R95 at the door, R75 for students and pensioners. Inquiries Unisa Music Foundation 012 429 3336/3311 or 084 7634079.

Bryn Terfel, top UK opera star, accompanied by Nina Schumann will perform a serious programme of music on May 11 at 4pm. Tickets R550, R490, bookings at Computicket.

Pierneef Theatre, c/o Pierneef/Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709:

Tickets at the door.

Children’s Theatre: Hansie en Greitjie, April 30 and May 3 at 10a, R50/R40.

Kinderuur Kuiertyd, May 1 and 2 at 10am, R50/R40.

Sun City Theatre, 014 557 1144:

B’dazzled, Mondays to Wednesdays at 8pm, until September 27, R130 available at Computicket.

Heavenly Bodies, 10pm, Thursdays to Saturdays until September 27, R150pp, at Computicket.


Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:

Monkey Nuts, Geraldine Naidoo’s hilarious comedy ends May 10.

Cat Sings Ella, Cat Simoni, May 13 to 24.

Classical Music lunch hour honcerts on Fridays, 12.45 for 1pm. R40 is requested which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Inquiries 011 883 8606.

May 2: Sunset Serenade presents Sandton Celebration of Birdsong; Peta Ann Holdcroft, Irene Tsoniff, Ivo Ivanov, Marjan Vonk, Malane Hofmeyr-Burger, Rosemary Kane, works by Vivaldi, Saint Saens and Hayden.

May 9: Dumky Trio with Zanta Hoffmeyr, Malcolm Nay and Maciej Lacny, works by Schubert and Dvorak.

Popart Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Johannesburg.

Bookings at

24 Hours in the City, May 3 and 4.

Bioscope @ Arts on Main,

African Metropolis, brings six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, starting May 9. Inquiries Miriam Daepp, Goethe-Institute South Africa, 011 442 3232.

Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see

The Mandela Theatre:

Full Moon, celebrating Vuyani Dance Theatre’s anniversary with Gregory Maqoma’s new work, April 30 to May 11. Vuyani Dance Theatre teams up with fashion label Black Coffee for this dance work and is accompanied by the South African National Youth Orchestra. There will be a black tie gala fundraising performance on April 29, celebrating South Africa’s 20 years of democracy. For details about the hospitality packages and bookings call Minette van Zyl on 011 055 5554 or 083 565 5331.

Deep Fried Man Kills, comedy one-man show, May 7 to 10.

Joburg Ballet Studios at the Joburg Theatre: Lindsay McDonald 076 1010 421:

Holiday Heaven at Winter School, a chance for young dancers to experience the environment of a professional company and theatre. Monday June 30 to July 5. The week culminates in a performance by participants on Saturday, July 5. Fees vary for different age groups, only 30 participants per group, early booking advised. Call Edgar Moagi 011 877 6898 or e-mail [email protected]

Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:

Thank You for the Music, a tribute to ABBA, Bee Gees and Queen, until May 25. Tuesdays to Saturdays 8pm, R145, Sundays 2pm, R100.

Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:

Born to be Wild, April 30 to June 1, tribute to the Wildest Rock Stars of our time, April 30 to June 1. Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8pm, R160; Sundays 2pm, R100ppm

Barnyard Theatre (Sunninghill), Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia Roads (entrance Achter Rd), off Rivonia Rd turnoff on the N1: 011 234 2033:

Strictly No 1’s, 60 years of Billboard 100 No 1’s, until June 1. Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, R160; Sundays 2pm, R100.

Bassline Jazz Club, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown Music Centre, 011 838 9145:

Bassline Jam Nights, every Wednesday, entrance R10.

Ragga Thursdays, join The Admiral and Jah Seed, entrance R80 at the door, doors open 9pm.

Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre:

Call me Lee, with Jonathan Roxmouth, directed by Ian von Memerty extended to May 4 Tuesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday 4pm and 8pm, Sunday 2pm and 6pm, bookings at Computicket.


The Sound of Music , by Rogers and Hammerstein, runs until June 8, featuring Andre Schwartz and Bethany Dickson, Tuesdays to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3 and 8pm, Sundays at 2 and 6pm, R125 to R425.

Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour, the dinner-cirque is back with a host of captivating local and international acts. Now running. Tickets R440 to R495.

Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg, 011 832 1641:

THE Armando Diaz Experience, Jozi’s hottest improve troupe performing the last Thursday of the month. Each month there will be a celebrity guest. R100.

Barney Simon Theatre,

The Mother of All Eating, written by Zakes Mda and directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele, May 14 to June 1. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.15pm, Sundays 3.15pm. Tickets R83 Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

National Children’s Theatre (NCT), Wynnstay House, No 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, bookings 011 484 1584/5. Inquiries [email protected] See

The Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant by Pieter Scholtz, ends May 4. Mondays to Saturdays during government school holidays, 10.30am and 2.30pm, daily to schools during government school term. R110 chairs and R90 for cushions, call Claudy at 011 484 1584/5 for tickets. Booking essential.

Blue Room: New drama class for age group 5-7 years aims at providing a creative, nurturing and exhilarating environment for young children, every Saturday morning during the government school term. The new term starts on May 3, 10am to 11am, and the cost is R600 per term. Call 011 484 1584 and speak to Claudy or Cindy.

Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:

Big Top Arena: The Journey, Infinite Boys album launch and House Music Festival, Saturday May 17, 3pm, (doors open 2pm). Duration 8 hours, R150 to R350 from Computicket.

Rio Rooms, Carnival City:

Afro-Beatz, every last Sunday of the month, 3pm till late, R130 (entry and meal), tickets available at the entrance from 1pm. For info call Siphiwe Motha at 083 856 3077.

Coca Cola Dome, Cnr Olievenhout Ave and Northumberland Rd, Northgate, Johannesburg, 011 794 5800, bookings at Computicket:

Disorderly Conduct, comedy with Jeff Dunham, May 10 at 8pm. R240 – R620 at Computicket.

Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:

The Lyric; 011 248 5000

Two Cowboys, family show, country music to rock, pop, duets and comedy, May 2 at 8pm, from R95.

At the Edge, performance of Ronnie govender’s award-winning play by Jailoshini Naidoo, May 10, tickets from R150 available at Computicket or the box office.

Globe Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino, 011 248 5168/011 248 5000:

Alain’s HypnoComedy featuring Alain D Woolf, every Wednesday in April, R60.

Parker’s Gold Reef City;

The Bats, every Sunday afternoon. Doors open at 1pm show starts at 2pm Tickets R90pp

Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:

Theatre of Marcellus:

Russian Ballet, the crown of Russsian Ballet with a showcase of dynamic classic and contemporary dance, May 9 at 8pm, May 10 at 3 and 8pm, May 11 at 8pm, from R150, at Computicket.

My Boetie Se Sussie Se Ou, Ray Cooney’s laugh a minute show May 12 to June 1, R130, at Computicket.

Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:

Wit Manne se Wapens, humour and nostalgia with Gys de Villiers, May 1, 2 and 3 at 8pm, May 4 at noon, R130.

Mary Fitzgerald Square, 32 Jeppe St, Newtown Precinct, Johannesburg

XooXity Art/Tech/Music Festival, May 3. DJ Fresh with Messy MC (UK), Bittereinder, Sibot & Toyota and more, art installations, films, activations and art pieces, R500 on and includes a cashless card with R50 credit loaded for use at the event bars and food stalls. Tech4Africa, conference takes place at Sci-Bono Centre, Newtown May 2 to 3, R1 000 on and includes access to ZooXity.

Play Station Theatre, cnr 2nd Ave and 16th St, Parkhurst, 083 414 0041:

Rose Red, starring Dianne Simpson, cabaret, comedy and musical, May 3 at 8pm, R120, book via [email protected], info 083 414 0041.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, 22 Whitely St, Melrose Arch Precinct, 011 218 4000:

Warm Up Sessions, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5 to 9pm, with DJ Misterio.

Roodepoort Theatre (ex Promusica Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:

Too Much Punch for Judy, short play aimed at late teens, entertaining and thought-provoking, ends April 30.

The Basement Theatre, (Roodepoort City Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1357:

My Band Project, opening doors into the music industry for young artists, runs until July 5. Bands get the opportunity to play for an audience. Youth bands and DJs aged 16-29 will have workshops conducted by music industry leaders. To enter the programme contact Masim: call 011 047 1455 or e-mail [email protected] or see

Shikisha in Newtown, Miriam Mekeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:

Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday, designed for upcoming comedians. R40 at the door, 8-11pm.

Silverstar Casino, 011 662 7300: bookings at [email protected]

Bobby van Jaarsveld is performing May 9, 8pm, doors open 7.30pm, R150.

Stand Up, with comedian Nik Rabinowitz, May 30 at 8pm. R150.

University of Johannesburg Theatre, Kingsway Campus, Johannesburg,

Othello by Think Theatre, May 5 to 16, school performances 9am and noon Mondays to Fridays and one public performance Wednesday May 14 at 7pm. Bookings through Doreen Stanley 033 343 4884 or 084 556 0668 or e-mail [email protected] R60 scholars, R100 adults.

The Venue, 17 High St, Melrose Arch, 011 214 4300:

947Unplugged, every second Sunday, doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm. See for more info.

Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:

Miss Gay Jozi, pageant for female impersonators (drag queens) who have performed at Carnival City and other charitable functions. Zsa-Zsa Whitney Gabor-Houston is MC with performances by Labelz D’Glamour, Divaliscious and others. May 17 at 8pm, R1509 (includes access to after-party at Club Simply Blue), available from Zsa-Zsa 060 751 2840 or Dino 082 544 7600. Free parking at Senate House, the entrance is on Jorissen St, Braamfontein.

Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:

Detours, experimental avenues in movement composition hosted by Wits School of Arts/Division of Dramatic Arts, runs May 8 to 17. Inquiries Jane Crewe 011 717 4646, [email protected] or Joni Barnard 011 717 5855 [email protected]

Programme 1 – May 8, 9 at 7pm, May 10 at 6pm: Revisioning Dance screenings; Prophylactic; Caught; eXist; The Three Monkeys. Programme 2 – May 14 and 15 at 7pmLL There (May 14 only); Wits Physical Theatre IV; Kubad eSouth Africa; Marking; Der Prahlans – The Swanker. Programme 3 – May 16 at 7pm and May 17 at 6pm: Synapses; Open to Doubt; I am not my Colour, Gina Kraft’s site-specific work takes place May 16 at 7.30pm, May 17 at 3 and 6.30pm. Programme 5: Workshops, all workshops are free, limited space to please e-mail to book.

Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:

Oedipus, May 8 to 10, 13 to 16 at 7.30pm. R50 at the door. (Not suitable for children).

Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg:

Bryn Terfel, top UK opera star, accompanied by Nina Schumann will perform a popular programme May 6 at 8pm. Tickets R550, R490, book at Computicket.

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